Hey! I have been there! A quiz for world travelers


By: Scott Nordlund

4 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Here's a quiz for those who love travel and think they have a bit of wanderlust in their souls. Explore popular places around the world and a few hidden gems along the way.

Where will you find North America's largest free-standing structure?

The CN Tower is North America's largest free standing tower, and can be found in Toronto, Canada. Toronto is the capital of Ontario, and you can find Canada's only MLB and NBA teams there, as well as the Canadian National Exhibition during the summer!


In what city would you be, if you were trying to find the Village Vanguard?

If you are looking for the top jazz club in the city, you'd best be at the Village Vanguard in New York City. You will also find Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall and the Lincoln Center, all in New York.


Which city's landmarks include the White House and the Lincoln Memorial?

Washington, D.C., is home to the Lincoln Memorial and the White House. It is also home to the Washington Monument, the House of Representatives and the Jefferson Memorial.


In what city would you be, if you were in Canada's first national park?

Banff is located in the Rocky Mountains in Alberta, Canada. The town is over one hundred years old and also the home of Canada's first national park. Since then, Canada has instituted a series of national parks, stretching from sea to sea to sea.


In what country would you find Aztec temples?

Mexico is home to a large number of Aztec ruins, including a number of amazing temples that have been preserved. You will find these temples spread across the country, but a large number of them are in the Yucatan Peninsula.


Which Canadian city sends Boston a Christmas tree every year, as a way to thank them for helping during a World War I tragedy?

Halifax sends a Christmas tree every year to Boston to thank them for their support during the Halifax explosion. During World War I an armament transport collided with another ship in the harbor, producing the largest manmade explosion until the Atom Bomb.


Which city are you in, if you notice the Christ the Redeemer statue in the background?

Rio de Janeiro is home to the Christ the Redeemer statue that overlooks the city. The city also hosted the 2015 World Cup of Soccer and the Rio Olympics in 2016.


In what country would you find Machu Picchu?

Peru is home to one of the world's best sites, and that is Macu Picchu. This World Heritage Site is 2430 meters above sea level. The 15th-century citadel continues to attract thousands of visitors every year.


In Argentina, you can find how many species of the world's cutest animal, the penguin?

Argentina is home to four penguin species - the Gentoo, Magellanic, Macaroni and Southern Rockhopper. Magellanic penguins are a threatened species.


In what nation would you find no American tourists, up until 2016?

American residents could not visit Cuba since the 1960s, but in recent times, President Obama opened up the island once again. Now Americans can flock down for their cigars, rum and amazing beaches.


What waterfall borders Argentina and Brazil?

Iguazu Falls border Argentina and Brazil. The falls are considered as the largest waterfall system in the world, composed of approximately 275 different falls next to each other, forming a horseshoe. The highest fall is the Devil's Throat, at 80 meters high.


In what nation will you find the Great Pyramids of Giza?

With thousands of years of history, Egypt is home to the Great Pyramids of Giza. They also have the Cairo Museum and amazing beaches.


What protected area stretches through five nations: Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe?

The Kavengo-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area is the largest land-based reserve in the world. Stretching across five nations, this land gives thousands of animals a safe heaven from poachers, which was unheard-of until the mid-2000s.


What new nation was created in the northeast portion of Africa in 2011?

South Sudan separated from its sister, Sudan in 2011. Although not without its issues, this country is still fighting to maintain its independence and to create a safe and prosperous state. You might want to delay your visit for a few years, fellow travelers!


What post-apartheid African nation is a popular tourist destination?

South Africa overcame apartheid to become a unified country in the mid 1990s. The nation has amazing natural beauty on both land and water, plus cultural and dining adventures.


What major desert is in North Africa?

The Sahara is the world’s largest hot desert and one of the harshest environments on the planet. It is the third largest desert, after Antarctica and the Arctic, which are cold deserts. At 3.6 million square miles, the Sahara, which is Arabic for "The Great Desert," includes most of North Africa. The desert covers large sections of Algeria, Chad, Egypt, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Western Sahara, Sudan and Tunisia.


Which Italian city has few roads and many canals?

Venice is the city with almost no roads. It is situated on a group of 117 small islands that are separated by canals and linked by bridges. These are located in the marshy Venetian Lagoon, which stretches along the shoreline between the mouths of the Po and the Piave Rivers. Parts of Venice are renowned for the beauty of the settings, architecture and artwork. The lagoon and a part of the city are listed as a World Heritage Site.


In what city will you find the Louvre?

Paris is home to the Louvre, where you will find the "Mona Lisa." Grab a croissant and some amazing wine, then take in the sights with your love for a perfect week in Paris.


Where would you be if you were in the home of the European Union?

Brussels is home to the European Union, and a lot more. With amazing transit and even better food, Brussels will be a highlight of any European vacation.


In what country will you find Nessie, the monster of the Loch Ness?

Nessie calls Scotland home, and more specifically the Loch Ness. Recently, new photos have arisen, and Nessie fever is alive and well in the Scottish midlands.


In what European capital is the Vasa?

The Vasa was the pride of the Swedish Navy in the 17th century. Sadly, it did not make it out of the harbor on its maiden voyage. Stockholm now has the Vasa Museum, where you can board the vessel and experience the salvaged wooden ship in person.


What kind of statue will you find on the Copenhagen waterfront?

In Copenhagen, you can find the Little Mermaid statue on the waterfront. Based on the Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale, the Little Mermaid is a great photo opportunity! Locals dress her in costumes to reflect holidays and seasons.


Where can you find the home of the British Monarchy?

London is home to the British Royal Family. You can also find the London Eye, Big Ben and Westminster Abbey in this amazing capital city.


When in this city, you'd best be pouring a Guinness.

When in Dublin, make sure you take a trip to the Guinness pour house. In 1759, the Irish businessman Arthur Guinness signed a 9000-year lease, for only 45 pounds per year, for the location of the brewery.


In what country will you find the capital, Ho Chi Minh City?

Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon, is the capital of Vietnam. The bustling metropolis will entertain you to the night's end and has some of the best food in southeast Asia.


What mountain dominates every photo album from Japan?

Any solid photo album in Japan is dominated by Mt. Fuji. The dormant volcano is part of the Pacific Rim of volcanos that form the Ring of Fire.


In what country will you find the Angkor Wat?

The Angkor Wat, another World Heritage Site, is located in Cambodia. The Buddhist monument is the world's largest temple complex and the largest religious monument in the world.


China built the Great Wall to defend against invasions by what country?

China built the Great Wall of China to keep the Mongols from invading their country. In the Middle Ages, the Mongols were the power of central Asia, and Genghis Khan is the most famous of them all.


What country is closed to visitors, unless you go through their official consulate in Beijing?

The Democratic Republic of Korea is a closed-off nation and can only be accessed through their consulate in Beijing. Sometimes called the hermit kingdom, the country has no Western influence, and is completely state-controlled.


In what country can you take the "Lord of the Rings" tour?

New Zealand is the home of the "Lord of the Rings" landscapes, and you can take amazing tours of the country. Take time to learn about the Maori culture and also try whitewater rafting.


Where would you find the Harbour Bridge and famous Opera House?

Sydney is home to both the Harbour Bridge and the famous Sydney Opera House. This beautiful city is a photographer's dream, with nature and cityscape combining.


What continent does not have a permanent resident?

The Antarctic does not have a single permanent resident. It is instead shared among all nations with scientific endeavors. When a child is born there, on occasion, the baby is a citizen of the same country as his or her parents.


Guam is a territory of what nation?

Guam is a territory of the U.S. The island was taken for its valuable bat dung, used as fertilizer. Guam served as a base of operations for the U.S. Air Force during World War II. Tourists will find beautiful beaches, waterfalls, cathedrals, and great shopping.


What island, seemingly named for a religious holiday, is a part of Chile?

Easter island is more than 2.000 miles off the shore of Chile, and belongs to Chile. The island has to have supplies flown in, and can go through stretches with limited rations due to storms. The hundreds of moai statues can't be missed.


Where did the British Airways/Air France Concorde, the fastest commercial airliner, call its home base?

Among other destinations, Concorde flew regular transatlantic flights from London's Heathrow Airport to John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, Washington Dulles International Airport and Grantley Adams International Airport in Barbados; it flew these routes in less than half the time of other airliners.


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